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Coming soon! Parenting without Panic

Parenting without Panic

A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome)

Brenda Dater

Extending the lifeline of a peer support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere, this reassuring and supportive guide is filled with many real examples and offers trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns and in a down-to-earth and engaging format. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-941-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory issues, social skills, special education

Coming soon! Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice

Edited by Karen Watchman

An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-422-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, disability, Down's syndrome, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

New! Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers

Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers

Julie Lloyd and Philip Clayton

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is increasingly used by those providing services for people with intellectual disabilities. This book introduces CAT in practical, user-friendly language and guides readers on how to use the approach to inform their work and encourage positive change through the therapeutic relationship. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-409-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: autism, carers, counselling, disability, Down's syndrome, forensic psychotherapy, intellectual disabilities, mental health, mental illness, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social care, social work, therapeutic communities

New! Personalisation in Practice

Personalisation in Practice

Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

Suzie Franklin
With Helen Sanderson

This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred... more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-443-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, children, community care, disability, employment, families, housing, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, personalisation, social care, social work, special education, supported living, teenagers, transitions

The Asperkid's Launch Pad

The Asperkid's Launch Pad

Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

This unique visually-led guide helps parents to prepare a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer O'Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home, showing, room by room, how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-931-2, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 168pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, communication, creativity, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, housing, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play, self esteem, sensory issues, sleep

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston, Sherryl Gaskell and James Eva

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It will help carers understand and meet service users' health needs, and recognise problems. Topics include physical health issues; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-131-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: carers, community care, constipation, counselling, dementia, depression, diet, disability, disability law, Down's syndrome, families, fiction, health care, mental health, mental illness, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, personal hygiene, psychiatry, psychosis, residential care, seizures, social care, social work, supported living

No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming

No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming

How to Make Behaving Positively Possible for People with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Bo Hejlskov Elvén

Fighting, biting, screaming and behaviours that challenge the people dealing with them are often triggered by unsuitable surroundings or unrealistic demands. In this new approach, Bo Hejlskov ElvĂ©n shows how identifying and adapting these problem areas can dramatically improve behaviour in people with autism and other developmental disabilities. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-126-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADHD, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, challenging behaviour, child psychology, Down's syndrome, families, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, sensory issues, social care, social work

Supporting Positive Behaviour

Supporting Positive Behaviour

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Supporting Positive Behaviour examines the underlying reasons for behaviour that challenges, ways to spot challenges before they occur and strategies to minimise or prevent incidents. This interactive workbook will help staff to understand appropriate interventions, and implement strategies that will reduce the behaviours over time. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-073-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anger management, anxiety, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, risk assessment, self harm, social care, social work, supported living

Supporting Relationships and Friendships

Supporting Relationships and Friendships

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

This book looks at how to assess social skills and the qualities needed in a friend. Sharing interests can provide companionship and promote self-esteem, but some relationships and friendships can become negative or burdensome, and this book offers useful guidance on supporting service users in managing these relationships. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-072-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, person-centred, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, social care, social work, supported living

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Professionals and Carers

Robin Grey

Losing a loved one and coping with the subsequent adjustments that follow are a difficult fact of life, but people with learning disabilities face specific difficulties in processing and managing these changes. This book acknowledges the importance of helping relationships in supporting this vulnerable group through periods of loss and bereavement. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-020-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, carers, counselling, death, disability, families, grief, health care, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, palliative care, social care, social work

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